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Jan 6, 2013 4:30am PST
in 44 states and canada. we sat down with ron in boston to talk about everything from maybing smart bets to the importance of thinking small in this "learning from the pros. ♪ check it out ♪ ♪ check it out ♪ check it out ♪ we're feeling it >> we're often referred to as a captain list. i started with $75,000. what i am is an opportunist. and to me, an entrepreneur, a business owner, the greatest skill they have is the ability to see opportunities. i was working in a french bakery cafe we owned in 1983. we have guests that would walk in and say, would would you sell me that? they throw lunch meat on there. you didn't have to have a marketing degree from business school to unts that there was an opportunity for sandwiches. understanding and seeing that opportunity that ultimately we used the decision to use the breads as a platform to sell soups with the sandwiches. ♪ panera is rooted in bread and when i looked at the businesses, panera was succeeding on a national scale. and i realized, if this was going to happen, it needed every ounce of resources we had. so i focused everyth
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 2:30am PST
1600 bakery cafes in canada. we sat down with ron to talk about everything from making smart bets to the importance of thinking small in this "learning from the pros." ♪ ♪ check it out check it out check it out ♪ >> we're often referred to as capitalists. i'm not a capitalists. i started with $75,000. what i am is an opportunist. to me, an entrepreneur, a business owner, the greatest skill they have is the ability to see opportunities. i was working in a french bakery cafe we owned called aubon pan. we had guests walk in that said can you sell me that baguette. they'd throw lunch meat on that. let me tell you something, you didn't need to have a degree from harvard business school to see there's an opportunity in sandwiches. ultimately, we used the decision to use the breading krous saints as a platform to sell soups, salads and sandwiches. >> panera bread, in reality, when i looked at the business, panera was succeeding on a national scale. and i realized if this was going to happen, it needs every ounce of resources we had. so i focused everything. to me, when i think abou
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 4:30am PST
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Search Results 0 to 5 of about 6 (some duplicates have been removed)